Residential Childcare Support Worker

Company: Dove

Location: Doncaster

Contract Type: Part-time

Closing Date: 20 August 2024

Salary: £15,107.20 -£15,388

Specific Hours: 20 hours

Residential Childcare Support Worker

Residential Childcare Support Worker

Salary: Up to £15,107.20 -£15,388 pro rata includes sleep in shifts (£24,194.04- £24,741.60 FTE)

Base Location: Doncaster

Contract Hours - 20 hours

Do you want to work in a role that makes a positive difference to young people’s lives? Are you looking for the next step in your career with a company that will support and train you?

Dove Adolescent Services are looking for Residential Childcare Support Workers to join our new home in Doncaster. As part of our team, you will help provide flexible, individual residential care packages for children and young people. Our goal is to transform lives by being passionate, innovative, and invested in everything we do.

To achieve the ambitions we have for our young people, we know it takes a passionate team who share our vision – to see children follow their dreams and reach their full potential. Working at Dove Adolescent Services, you will be joining a supportive and collaborative team which recognises you as an individual.

We invest heavily in the continued professional development of our employees – that’s why our Operations Directors and the majority of our Home Managers all began their careers at Dove as Residential Childcare Support Workers and worked their way up.

As a Young Persons Support Worker, your day isn’t always spent in one of our Residential Children’s Homes… walking or biking the Pennine trails, catching the latest film at the cinema or thrill seeking at a theme park is all on the agenda – the list is endless and all depends on the interests of our young people.

Want to hear more about Dove and the role of a support worker direct from the source? Watch a video featuring our staff and young people here:

Your main duties and requirements would include, but not are not limited to:

  • Promoting, safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our young people
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and trusting relationships with our young people
  • Encouraging the development of the individual interests of our young people
  • A desire to learn, we provide full training for you to achieve a Childcare Diploma Level 3/ Apprenticeship Level 4

What do we need from you?

  • Experience of supporting young people who may be vulnerable is desired but not essential
  • Understanding and commitment to the role - including some weekends and bank holidays
  • Undertake sleep-in duties as part of a flexible rota
  • Participating in activities and ensuring we provide young people with a place they feel at home
  • Be capable of working on your own initiative
  • Have good inter-personal skills and be a positive team player
  • A desire to engage, motivate and encourage the young people in our homes

What do we offer?

  • Full training provided to gain a recognised qualification
  • £45 paid per sleep in shift (average 5 a month)
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount scheme offering savings with over 740 retailers including all the major supermarkets, hundreds of high street shops and a wide range of restaurants.
  • Refer a Friend programme - unlimited at £500 for each person referred to work with us
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Holiday pay
  • Meals included

We are part of the Polaris Community, one of the largest providers of children’s services, and our community of services span the length and breadth of the whole of the UK. Our nurturing community works collectively to support the very best outcomes for each and every child in our care. We’re ambitious for our children and young people, families and staff, and believe in their futures.

We are proud of our quality - 100% of our inspected services are rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding.

Whether you’re an experienced Residential Childcare Support Worker or want a new career path that allows you to have a positive impact on young people in your community, we’d love to hear from you.

Dove Adolescent Services is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.

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